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N1960B accident description

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Crash location 44.367500°N, 71.544444°W
Nearest city Whitefield, NH
44.375338°N, 71.588973°W
2.3 miles away
Tail number N1960B
Accident date 06 May 2007
Aircraft type Luscombe 8A
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the Luscombe 8A stated he was practicing touch and go landings on runway 28, a 4,001-foot-long, 75-foot-wide, asphalt runway. After touch down, a wind gust struck the right side of the airplane. The airplane weathervaned to the right, departed the right side of the runway, and struck a ditch. The pilot further stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane. Winds reported at the airport about 30 minutes after the accident, were from 010 degrees at 7 knots, gusting to 14 knots. The pilot reported 322 hours of total flight experience, which included approximately 124 hours in the accident airplane make and model.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing. A factor in this accident was the crosswind condition.

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